Question: What one issue would you most like Florida legislators to act upon and what would you like to see done?

“The push to eliminate Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida is sending a dangerous message that Florida legislators don’t see the value in staying competitive with other states when it comes to recruiting new companies, creating jobs and promoting tourism. Investments in business development and tourism are part of the lifeblood of Florida’s economy and we can’t afford to lose our competitive edge. Likewise, Senate Bill No. 2 would restore full funding for Bright Futures scholarships that reward academic performance in high school. These funds are critical to incentivizing talent to stay in-state for college, putting them in a more likely position to join the Florida workforce upon graduating.”

Faith Read Xenos, co-founding partner, Singer Xenos

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